Poll: Jaguar XF S or Lexus GS F?

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Poll: Jaguar XF S or Lexus GS F?

Jaguar vs. Lexus, XF S vs. GS F, which of these high-performance luxury sedans would YOU rather drive? Vote in our latest poll and let your voice be heard!

It’s hard to argue with either of these thoroughbred machines. They both offer plenty of performance, creature comforts and style, but they carry themselves in completely different ways.

For starters, the Lexus features an old-school V8. Displacing 5.0-liters, this two-by-four puts out a stout 467 horsepower along with 389 lb-ft or tire-smoking twist. Both port and direct fuel injection improve this engine’s performance and efficiency, as does its standard eight-speed automatic transmission.

This high-tech hardware should provide a zero-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds and a terminal velocity of 168 miles an hour. How’s that for a Lexus?

SEE ALSO: 2016 Jaguar XF S Review

On the other hand, Jaguar’s offering is somewhat less extreme. The XF S features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 380 horsepower in this application. Torque clocks in at 332 lb-ft. As in the GS F, an eight-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available.

All told, the XF S can sprint to 60 in a brief 5.1 seconds; top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles an hour. Despite having an 87-horse deficit the Jaguar isn’t that far behind the Lexus in raw acceleration. This is likely because it’s a couple hundred pounds lighter thanks to its aluminum-intensive architecture.

Either way you can’t go wrong, so which of these sporty luxury cars do YOU prefer? To get an even better picture you can compare them directly right here.

  • smartacus

    it just amazes me how many carmakers are willing to equip their sedans with electronically adjustable magnetorheological dampers, yet won’t design in a double-wishbone front suspension!
    WTF?

  • Jawad Karim

    The lexus really surprised me. I am a lexus fam, but I didn’t know it performed THAT well.

  • bd

    Slow compared to the CTS-V (as well as the Germans) which does 0-60 in 3.6s and Cadillac is working on an even faster CTS-V.

  • Jawad Karim

    Thats truen but I think its a really good start for year 1. All the other cars are much older, and they are german. CTS-V is also a good car in those terms

  • Frank Yoster

    U got me?!:///

  • bd

    Except, when late to the party, should bring something just as good, if not better than the competition.

    Lexus has been behind the competition for some time now when it comes to powertrains (the LS460 is still only has 380HP when the competition starts at over 400HP and goes over 600HP).

    The GS-F shouldn’t be compared to the CTS V-Sport and the like, but it has been in comparisons.